POTTERY
   Pottery found in Etruria is generally defined technologically and artistically into a number of distinct forms: coarse pottery or impasto, fine black burnished and heavily reduced (deprived of oxygen in the kiln) bucchero, and black glazed and various styles that reflect their place of manufacture (Corinthian, East Greek, Greek black figure, Greek red figure) and stylistic influence (Etrusco-geometric, Etrusco-Corinthian, Etruscan black figure, Etruscan red figure).
   See also AMPHORA; TRADE.

Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans. .

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